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post 14 April 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy If UK plc is putting the skids on spending, that's bad news

A new survey says Britain¿s chief financial officers are so worried about the general election that they¿ve started to rein in spending - a worrying development for the UK economy.

article 31 March 2015 UK
George Osborne makes a pizza (Getty Images)
Labour scornful of Osborne's good news 'topping'

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats claim credit for today's news of a 2.8 per cent rise in economic output. But Labour is dismissive, saying this is still the slowest recovery in 100 years.

article 30 March 2015 Politics
George Osborne interviewed by Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News
Cathy Newman by Is Osborne committed to extra £30bn for NHS by 2020?

Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News his party is committed to the NHS. Does that include the extra £30bn a year for the service by 2020 promised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt?

article 24 March 2015 UK
Ten-pound note (Getty Images)
Inflation at zero per cent - and now for the bad news

Inflation is no more. The annual inflation rate is zero for the first time on record. So is the dawn of deflation a good or a bad thing?

article 18 March 2015 UK
News
Budget 2015: the public reacts... in emojis

Under 30s have suffered disproportionately in the recent economic downturn, so what do they make of George Osborne's pre-election budget pledges?

article 09 February 2015 UK
News
Five other banking scandals since 2008

As HSBC is accused of helping companies evade taxes, Channel 4 News looks at five other banking controversies since the financial crash.

video 03 February 2015 Business

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FSB: late payments hitting small businesses - video

The problem of late payments is costing smaller firms billions of pounds a year, the government is told. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says there is a "deteriorating" payment culture.

article 03 February 2015 UK
Labour sets out plans to shake up private renting, with letting fees banned, longer tenancies and an end to
Labour's Generation Rent plan - the key questions

Labour sets out plans to shake up private renting, with letting fees banned, longer tenancies and an end to "excessive" rent increases.

video 13 January 2015 UK

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Inflation drop is a 'short-term feelgood factor' - video

Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long is at an orchestra rehearsal in Welwyn Garden City, where musicians say they welcome the slight drop in inflation, but caution that costs of living still remain high.